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Questions tagged [adobe-after-effects]

Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.

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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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After effects X number of images, same composition

I am new to After Effects. I have a template or composition if that's what it's called. It has 5 images with text and different text added to the composition. If I send template.aep to anyone else, ...
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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects? Aren't they the same thing? The user guide page isn't of much help because it doesn't specify the differences in ...
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Generating text animation in After Effect according to length of the text [migrated]

I am a beginner in After Effects, so please excuse me if the answer seems quite obvious. Here's what I am doing: I am adding animated subtitles to a video. I am using an animation that makes the ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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How to paint black mask in After Effects?

Ok, I have some custom effects that I need to paint a mask for in an animation - my idea was either to use After Effects or Premiere. I'd prefer AE. Basically what I need is to be able to paint with ...
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Adding transition effects to a gif or short video

I'm pretty new to creating GIFs and video effects so please excuse my ignorance. I searched for 2-3 hours for a simple tutorial on this but it is difficult to find. Would anyone know how I can do ...
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How to remove the outline of joint text in after effect?

I have inserted glow effect to this text. I want to combine overlapping characters so that they have only one outline. How it can be done?
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Approximate path Illustrator plugin

I've been creating simple animations like the one shown here. But I want to find a way to speed up the process by making the path jitter (not the thickness) while keeping a uniform stroke thickness (I'...
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Create Shapes from Vector Layer in After Effects results in grey box

I`m trying to create shapes from Vector Layer using after effects from imported objects that included png images from illustrator as ai file. When select "Create shapes from vector layer", results is ...
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Shape path property seems missing in after effect

In my After Effects cc 2019; I'm trying to change properties of star shape's path but it seems it's inner and outer radius properties missing. Looking forward to any help of what could've wrong.
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How can you create an infinite looping GIF using After Effects? [duplicate]

I tried to do this in After effects, it worked but the quality with each zoom decreased (I guess it's not zoom, it's something else). So I believe we must preserve the quality, and After effects can'...
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Can you apply more than one effect to a layer in After Effects?

For example, I would like to apply both rainfall and Gaussian Blur effect to one layer, how can I achieve that?
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Aftereffects: How to create easing with Mask path changes?

Alright I have a growing pill shape in AE that one frame where the width is very small, final frame has width pretty big. Just 2 frames. I set keyframe interp to bezier, but Im getting a pretty ...
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Chocolate Fluid animation In After Effects

Basically i'm designing one candy themed game and i chose cheese plus chocolate theme as you can see in below image and upon dragging chocolate [fluid properties] it should flow downside like ...
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Is there possibility to export from Toon Boom Animation Harmony 16 Pro to json?

I'm a developer and we want to create an animated hero for one-to-one video chat and this here will be like the third participant. We want to get along only with css animation in extreme case start ...
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After Effects CC Cylinder Issue

I'm trying to revolve text around a sphere. Kinda like this: I watched a few tutorials and they easily apply CC Cylinder and it automatically turns into that. When I apply CC Cylinder, it bends to a ...
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Blending modes across different compositions in After Effects

It seems that the blending mode that I set to multiply on the shape layer of a composition in After Effects is not interacting with the composition directly beneath it on the master composition. The ...
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Pattern from polygon on layer in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects, and I am trying to create a polygon tile with hexagons (a honeycomb-like pattern) on a shape layer, in a manner similar to the pattern fills in Illustrator. However, as I ...
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Creating a clipping mask (or an after effects equivalent) within a shape layer to mask out a group of objects

Is there an easy way to create a clipping mask within an After Effects shape layer? It seems from my research that the merge path operator added to a shape layer can operate on single drawn vector ...
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Parented scaling in After Effects

can anyone help on how to obtain an animation like this http://blankposter.com/portfolio/mix-by-habiba-nasr? I've tried parenting circles but still I can’t get the same result. Thanks, Mat
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Counter using non linear growth / increase in After Effects

I learned how to make a simple counter from N to M numbers, integer or irrational. Considering a linear growth between N and M along the timeline. But say I wanted the animation to go from N to M but ...
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Noise on GIF exported from After Effects

I've run into this issue more than once and haven't figured it out yet - I made a few projects in Adobe After Effects then exported GIFs through Adobe Media Encoder, and they turned out looking like ...
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In After Effects how do i link a value in a shape layer to a slider control keeping the values relative?

I've created a shape layer with an elipse and used trim paths to just show an arc. The full arc has a trim paths end value of 87.5% and empty the end value is 62%. I want to link the trim paths end to ...
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How does Gifmaker.org remove white halo on transparent GIFs? [duplicate]

When I try to export with Photoshop or use other online GIF makers, they always end up with the ugly white halo. What makes Gifmaker.org so different, and how can I replicate it in Photoshop or Adobe ...
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Glowing effect from an outline of an image using Photoshop and After Effects?

I'm currently trying to figure out how to create this glowing effect from an outline of an image using Photoshop and After Effects. The tutorials on Youtube don't seem to help that much since the ...
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2D illustration to animate into 3D gif? [closed]

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I am looking to make a flat, circular-bound illustration into a 3D coin (with a different back) and rotate ...
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issues creating a glint or shine on a logo in after effects that is exportable to html

I am trying to replicate a moving logo with a glint that is exportable to html, I followed this video which uses light sweep, the animation is working but no light effects came through, I read that ...
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Collapse transformations for Cinema 4D layer in AE

I got a Cinema 4D layer in an After Effects composition. That composition is in another composition, where I want to scale it up, since you can't scale C4D layers in AE. Now the problem with the ...
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Adding previous frames to current in After Effects

I'm looking for the way to add previous frames to current one from movie. To clarify: 1. I have video imported. 2. First frame is frame of this video. 3. Second frame is first frame and second frame ...
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Character animation. Linking child and parent layers in After Effects using Duik 16

I am currently attempting to animate a character using Duik 16 but I am having trouble linking some of the body parts so they stay connected. I imported an illustrator layered file into After Effects ...
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Does a background underneath text have a name?

I'm building an After Effects motion graphics template and giving users the opportunity to alter the rectangle behind the text for a video's lower thirds. I want to label this parameter appropriately ...
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Essential graphic | After effect cs6

I use after effect cs6 and would like to save an animation in the essential graphic panel. Would there be a way to do it or the essential graphic option is new ?
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Which is Better APNG or GIF? for animated sticker in which format can i export?

I'm Creating Animated stickers using Illustrator and Aftereffects, I need to export them since it going to work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android. So in which format can, I export the Animated ...
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What program should I use to make UI sprite animations for unity3D

We are creating a game with Unity engine. And we want to make UI buttons to animate when idle and on click. Which program should make the most sense to use when creating animations. Is it worth using ...
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How to centre two different layers without losing position - After Effects

In Photoshop or Illustrator you can select two different layers, group them, and then when you align them to the centre they keep their original layout, but are now equally spaced left/right. Is there ...
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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Video in photoshop mockup

I just created a design in Adobe XD and then I exported it to After Effects and made some animations. I downloaded a Photoshop mockup for iPhone X and now I want to use that video created in After ...
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Shortcut to select themove the cursor to some time

I just want a shortcut to focus on this cursor timer Like this!! So that I don't have to all the way to that corner and click then type the cursor time... is there any shortcut for it??
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Text gets invisible in After Effects

I try to edit a text but it's going invisible. Only when i render it, its visible. How can i change this behavior?
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How can i achieve this effect in After Effects?

How can i achieve this effect in After Effects?
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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How to repeat an animation for the entire length of the composition in after effects?

The title says it all... How do I repeat a set of keyframes for the entirety of the composition?
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What softwares do I have to use to make a 3D spinning globe video to represent data like this video? [closed]

I am wanting to create a 3D spinning globe video to represent historical data like in this video by Business Insider, but I don't know what softwares will I have to use to create such a video. So I ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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How to create a static/grainy animation effect?

I don't know what to call this but this kind of grain/static (almost like an old TV) showed up when I created a low quality gif of an animation- see the sky and little particle bits emitting: https://...
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Exporting After Effects animation to SVG with SMIL

I'm curious if there's a way to export animations from Adobe After Effects to SVG containing SMIL I'm currently using the tool Bodymovin, but that's limited to only exporting bloated JSON files and ...
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GIF in After Effects [closed]

I've watched and read several tutorials. The file with one layer and a snowfall effect, exports to a .mov (I don't have GifGun). I try to open it in Photoshop CC and I get an error "Dynamic Link ...
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What is a good method for combining several animated gifs onto a single palette?

I think that what I'm trying to do is simple. I want to take several animated sprites (.gifs) and have them on a single palette (image or video). My ultimate goal is to have it as the background of a ...
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How can I loop and blend footage end/beginning frames in After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days now and I feel like it would probably be an easy fix. I have a clip of a beach setting that I successfully looped with the loopOut() ...